Ok, the results are in!

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Thanks to all of you who responded to my last blog post regarding unstructured data security and privacy topics you’d like to hear more about. Here’s a sampling: Why do so many data loss prevention projects either stall or de-scope? Why with significant industry expenditures in the space do we continue to experience record-breaking instances of data breaches and exfiltration? …

What’s Next from Deborah’s Desk

Deborah Kish Cybersecurity, Data security, Insider threat, Print security, Privacy Leave a Comment

So, in my last post, I mentioned a series of webinars and thought this would be a good opportunity to provide a little preview into some of the topics we’re planning on discussing. Unstructured data, of course!  But what about it?  I’ll be discussing the challenges… kind of a “What I heard from you as a Gartner data security analyst” …

What’s New at Fasoo?

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Me! After over 20 years with leading IT consultancy, Gartner, I am excited to announce that I have recently joined data security vendor Fasoo. At Gartner, my focus on enterprise data security and compliance challenges, products and technologies led me to really understand the significance of the “Wild Wild West” nature of unstructured data. On average, I advised 30 CISOs …

Don’t Complicate Data Discovery and Classification

Ron Arden Data breach, Data security, Privacy

Data discovery and classification is an important first step to protect your confidential data and comply with privacy regulations.  You need to identify the location of your data and its value to your organization before determining how to protect it.  Done right, this leads to a data-centric security and compliance program that is critical to your corporate brand and competitive …

Can Updated FFIEC Cyber Assessment Tool Help With Other Regulations?

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The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an update to its Cybersecurity Assessment Tool to help financial institutions establish a better baseline to identify their risks and determine their cybersecurity preparedness. The original intent of the Assessment was to provide a repeatable and measurable process for financial institutions to measure their cybersecurity preparedness over time. The updates are a …

Cyber Security Legislation Will Change the Face of Business

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As 2017 gets underway, cyber security legislation will strengthen and force businesses to change the way they approach information security.  At the federal level in the United States, the US Congress and President have proposed numerous updates to existing regulations and new regulations to cover all facets of cybersecurity.  These include the Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016, Cybersecurity Systems and …

Securing Information While Sharing

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In a recent article entitled “Securing Information for a Shared Services Infrastructure”, Richard Freeman from Ricoh Canada talked about the need to secure information as companies share it internally and externally.  The focus of the article is how an organization must look at balancing the need to efficiently share information without compromising privacy, protection of intellectual property and other sensitive …

Trust and Betrayal – A Tale of Insider Threats

Ron Arden Data breach, Data security, Insider threat, Privacy 1 Comment

You do complete background checks and go through references as part of your hiring processes. You continually and painstakingly train employees on security and data breach topics to make sure they are educated and will know what to do and not to do during the course of daily business. You even conduct daily auditing of system activity and ensure that you …

Data-Centric Approach Starves Data-Hungry Cybercriminals

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In a slideshow recently published in IT Business Edge, breaches within healthcare organizations hit an all-time high in 2015. With healthcare records growing in value, cybercriminals have realized they can get a quick payout by hacking this confidential information and selling it to other malicious actors or groups. Healthcare organizations have become easy targets because they tend to place more …

Concerned about Print Security?

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Information security is a tough business.  As technologies evolve and businesses seek to use technology advancements as a competitive edge to be more productive, more efficient and to provide better service to their customers, the bad guys are also innovating with more ingenious ways to get at valuable digital business information.  Security postures are often re-evaluated to add new layers …